Giuliani says Trump has 'no intention of pardoning himself' but 'probably' can

Rudy Giuliani on ABC

President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani appeared on ABC News Sunday to defend the letter to Special Counsel Robert Mueller published by The New York Times Saturday in which the president's lawyers sketched a robust view of executive power where the president by definition cannot obstruct justice. Giuliani was not Trump's lawyer in January, when the letter was written, but he deemed its arguments "excellent" and "very, very persuasive."

He also said Trump "probably" has the power to pardon himself. "He has no intention of pardoning himself but he probably — not to say he can't," he said. "I mean, that's another really interesting constitutional argument: 'Can the president pardon himself?'"

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